Rugby Six Nations, Scotland-Italy: the disappointed coach Crowley revolutionizes the blue formation
Two newcomers and four changes in theItaly who on Saturday in Edinburgh faces the Scotland (1.30 pm, live Sky Sports and clear up Tv8) in the fifth and final round of the Six Nations. After last Saturday's burning defeat at the Olimpico against Wales, the ct Crowley – which he already has to do without Capuozzo, Ioane, Lucchesi, Polledri – has decided to give up on three Azzurri who have been starters for all of the tournament. Those of the coach are technical choices: he evidently was disappointed by their performances, or in any case he is interested in others gaining experience at an international level. At Murrayfield there will be no winger - not even on the bench Paduansthe scrum-half Varney and the right prop Ferrari.
Italy, the blue direction to the Neapolitan Fusco
Blue debut for Simone Gesi, from Livorno, 21-year-old winger currently registered for Zebre di Parma. He is one of the talents to come out of the U21's Fabio Roselli, in the past season he had already worn the Italy A and Emergenti shirts. With Bruno And Allan will form an unedited enlarged triangle. The other new arrival is that of his club mate, the hooker from Veneto with a German mother (he was born 25 years ago in Freiburg im Breisgau) Marco Manfredi, who will start from the bench. "We were disappointed with the performance against Wales - we've had discussions about this throughout the week and are looking forward to Saturday's match against a very good team in Scotland," said Crowley. Niccolo Cannone goes on the bench and in his place, in the second row, is promoted Iachizzi.
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Bruno against the colossus Van der Merwe
The Neapolitan Fuscowho made his debut for Portugal last summer, is a regular at scrum-half: Alessandro Garbisi he is ready to take over and maybe team up as director for a few minutes with his brother Alexanderfly-half. Riccioni starts from the first minute with the number 3 shirt, his substitute is Ceccarelli. Bruno is moved from the left wing to the right: he will have to deal with the giant Van der Merwe. They will not travel to Scotland with the team Rizzoli, Page-Relo And Favretto, who will return to their home clubs. Important absences also for Scotland, which will have to do without the opening Russell and of the extreme Hoggboth injured.
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Italy: Allan - Bruno, Brex, Menoncello, Gesi - Paolo Garbisi, Fusco - Lorenzo Cannone, Lamaro, Negri - Ruzza, Iachizzi - Riccioni, Nicotera, Fischetti. Subs: Manfredi, Zani, Ceccarelli, Niccolò Cannone, Pettinelli, Zuliani, Alessandro Garbisi, Morisi.
Scotland: Smith - Steyn, Jones, Tuipulotu, Van der Merwe - Kinghorn, White - Dempsey, Watson, Ritchie - Gray, Skinner – Zander Fagerson, Turner, Schoeman. Subs: Ashman, Sutherland, Nel, Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Price, Healy, Redpath.
Referee: Gardner (Aus).